The story of Muzzammil Hassan — "The founder of an upstate New York TV station aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, who was beheaded, authorities said" — reminded a correspondent of the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League, which was founded by mafioso Joseph Colombo Sr.
And, yes, of course the great bulk of Italian-Americans consists of perfectly decent law-abiding citizens, as does the great bulk of American Muslims. It would just be nice if the heads of the groups didn't exemplify the very stereotypes the groups were aimed at fighting. (I should note that Hassan has of course not yet been convicted, though to my untutored eye things look bad.)
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